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MPs recommend concerned ministries to amend TC law and increase taxes

MPs recommend concerned ministries to amend TC law and increase taxes

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Representatives of the 'Bangladesh Parliamentary Forum for Health and Wellbeing' (BPFHW) have recommended the concerned ministries and directorates to accelerate the amendment of the existing Tobacco Control Act and increase of tax and price of tobacco products. On Tuesday, January 04, 2022, the forum expressed their suggestions during a meeting with officials from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Finance, and the National Tobacco Control Cell. The Prime Minister has announced to make the country tobacco-free by 2040 to protect public health from the effects of tobacco. Following this, a letter signed by 152 MPs was sent to the Hon'ble Health Minister last year at the initiative of the Parliamentary Forum, demanding the amendment of the existing Tobacco Act. In the previous b...